This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: where rights over others are considered fundamental, in the sense that they are justified at least in part by the interest of the right holder bs1The principle of autonomy says that every individual should have the internal resources and skills necessary rationally to evaluate and revise her own commit- ments and practices bs2: parental rights are fundamental, conditional, and limited We shall de ne f a right as fundamental if it is owed to a person in virtue of their simply being a person, and its justi cation f is grounded in the bene ts f it will bring to that person and not to others.- It is also possible to hold that parents’ interests justify some conditional, fundamental rights over their children but that these rights are quite limited, that more extensive rights can only be justi ed f instrumentally, and that there are quite strict limits even on instrumental parents’ rights...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course -2 -1 at Cornell University (Engineering School).